The court overseeing patent-holding company Enovsys LLC's infringement suit against Sprint Nextel Corp. over two patents related to privacy safeguards for location-based cell phone services has rejected the defendants' motions for summary judgment, clearing the way for a trial to begin in May.
The American Antitrust Institute has called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate a patent-holding company it alleges is holding up next year's planned conversion to digital television by seeking millions of dollars in royalty fees from TV networks and cable companies.
Five former top officers and a former employee at Riverstone Networks Inc. have settled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's civil claims related to the alleged $30 million fraud that brought the bankrupt telecommunications equipment company down.
Touch-screen technology maker Typhoon Technologies Inc. and wireless provider Nova Mobility Systems have hooked three new defendants into their patent infringement suit, which has already targeted Dell Inc. over tablet personal computers.
In deciding to bless the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio Holdings, critics say the U.S. Department of Justice glossed over the serious anti-competitive threats the union poses, suggesting that the agency was unable to build a convincing argument against the deal under the unilateral-effects theory.
Two years after NBC objected to Adelphia Communications' Chapter 11 plan because of fees owed to the network by the bankrupt cable company, the two parties have reached a $7.2 million settlement deal.
The Department of Justice said Monday that it will not to stand in the way of a merger between XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio, finding that there is little competition between the two companies and rebuffing calls to thwart the deal.
InterDigital Inc. disclosed Monday that it is in settlement talks with Nokia Corp. to resolve all patent disputes between the two companies, including a complaint filed with the International Trade Commission related to third-generation cell phone technology.
Billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn filed a lawsuit Monday against Motorola Inc., accusing the company of mismanagement and seeking a court order to gain access to documents relating to Motorola's senior officers and their management of the struggling cell phone division.
A bankrupt telecommunications company may find itself at the center of the Chapter 11 case of a different company, after liquidators of Bancredit Cayman Ltd. alleged that the company may have stolen $120 million from the bank.
Palm Inc., which makes the Treo line of smartphones, has been hit with an infringement suit over wireless phone automatic dialing technology.
Motorola Inc.'s attempt to trademark a sound made by its two-way radios has been turned back by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which agreed with arguments made by Motorola's competitor Nextel Communications Inc. that the sound does not function as a mark.
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it will not hear an appeal by Venetian Casino Resort LLC of the National Labor Relations Board's decision that the casino broke the law by broadcasting a message warning demonstrators they were trespassing and by attempting a citizen’s arrest of a union official during a rally.
Employees are increasingly tethered to their jobs by BlackBerries, laptops and cell phones, which allow both exempt and nonexempt employees to work anywhere, anytime. For companies with wired workers at all levels, employers must ensure their nonexempt employees know when to power down, experts say.
An ERISA suit filed against cable giant Comcast Cable Communications Inc. by a union and several Pennsylvania-based employees has been dismissed, after a judge found the plaintiffs’ claims did not hold up.
Major cellular phone manufacturers and providers, such as Motorola Inc., LG Electronics Inc. and T-Mobile USA Inc., have been hit with lawsuits over picture- and video-messaging patents owned by a man whose inventions have been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution.
AT&T Inc.'s cell phone subsidiary was hit on Thursday with a proposed class action alleging that it has not paid its corporate recruiters or staffing coordinators any overtime wages since last June.
The securities class action filed against telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson LM Telephone Co. moved a step closer to trial after a district court judge named a lead plaintiff and lead counsel for the case.
Music Choice, the longtime leader in broadcasting digital music over cable TV systems, has filed a patent infringement suit against upstart Urge Radio, which is owned by Viacom and MTV Networks.
LG Electronics USA Inc., Nikon Inc., Samsung Electronics and other companies whose cellular phones, digital cameras, camcorders and other devices include digital recording capabilities have been hit with an infringement lawsuit over patents covering flash memory technology.